It examines 10 of the best-known, widely cited programs of the last half century--Abbott Preschool, Abecedarian
, Boston Pre-K, Chicago Child-Parent Centers, Georgia Pre-K, Head Start, Nurse-Family Partnership, Oklahoma Pre-K, Perry Preschool, and Tennessee Voluntary Pre-K--and the research on those programs.
Multiple Inference and Gender Differences in the Effects of Early Intervention: A Reevaluation of the Abecedarian
, Perry Preschool, and Early Training Projects.
Approach Australia (3a) devised by Sparling and colleagues, with input from theorists, teachers and parents, involves a suite of teaching and learning strategies to support high quality early childhood education and the later academic achievement of children from at risk and under-resourced families (Sparling, 2011).
Not even the famous early childhood programs, like the Abecedarian
Project and the Perry Preschool, avoided substantial fade out.
These are the Abecedarian
project in North Carolina, the Perry Preschool program in Michigan, and the Chicago Child-Parent preschool program.
If you look like a total abecedarian
(big word for a newbie), you'll never be invited to any of those dinner-shooting-vest-attire-only charity fundraisers.
In a 2001 review of these studies, Janet Currie provides a useful summary of the studies of two widely known programs, the Abecedarian
Project and the Perry Preschool Project, both of which have served children from low-income families (Currie also cites the Chicago Child Parent Centers as another studied program that achieved positive results.
Ramey started working on the now-famous ongoing Carolina Abecedarian
Project preschool study in North Carolina in 1972, "there was a real suspicion that the environment really didn't matter much as long as the kid had been fed regularly and not physically abused.
A recent study tallied the results of the Carolina Abecedarian
Part of Incarnadine's accomplishment is its thematic consistency and structural restlessness--the collection not only grapples with traditional forms (the villanelle, terza rima, an abecedarian
, sonnets, and hymns), but also experiments with lyric prose, erasure, overheard conversations, concrete poetry, etc.
I also refer to the Carolina Abecedarian
Project and the Chicago Child Parent Center Program as well as a quote from an interview with Richard Rothstein, research associate at the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, D.
Poverty, early childhood education, and academic competence: The Abecedarian
To prevent these outcomes, researchers have attempted to improve school readiness skills through a number of early childhood learning interventions, most notably the Chicago Parent--Child Centers (Reynolds & Temple, 2008), the Abecedarian
Project (Ramey & Ramey, 2004), and Head Start (Zigler, 1987).
Children who received education and care in the Carolina Abecedarian
Project from birth until age 5 had better physical health in their mid-30s than their peers who did not attend the child care-based program.
Through his analysis of a wide variety of early education programs ranging from the Abecedarian
Project to the evidence-based home visiting model Nurse Family Partnership to the high-quality Perry Preschool, he estimates that every $1 invested in these programs saves from $3 to $9 (Figure 2).